The Aogami No.2 Damascus Sashimi Yanagiba Knives are masterpieces of blacksmith Shigeki Tanaka, carefully forged & finished with his own hands for their top-rate cutting performance.

The knives feature stylish Damascus-patterned blades with a core of Blue Paper (Aogami or Aoko) No.2 Steel. This material has highest wear resistance and toughness because of special hardness (hardness of 63-64 HRC). Very good choice for high end Japanese kitchen knives.

Premium Paulownia Box

The beautiful Paulownia Wood Box adds a touch of premium accents for the best present.

The stock is extremely limited. Very sorry for the inconvenience in advance.

About Shigeki Tanaka
Shigeki Tanaka, well known as an outstanding master blacksmith at Miki in Japan, is turning out excellent knives with unsurpassed Japanese blade knowledge and expertise handed down from generation to generation for centuries.

Some Michelin 3-star chefs in Europe gave a high marks to the Tanaka knives, and we recommend this premium kitchen knife series for professional chefs to enhance their art of cooking as well as for Perfect Gift.


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All the Hocho-Knife staff
“Hocho” represents Made-in-Japan (Sushi / Sashimi) Kitchen Knives,
that is the soul of the cook!